Flight operations on the flight deck of USS Essex (CV-9) underway in the Pacific Ocean shortly before attack by kamikaze.
Pacific Ocean Date:1944, November 25 Duration:1 min 13 sec Sound:NO SOUND
U.S. Navy carrier operations in the Pacific Ocean during World War II. USS Essex (CV-9) underway. Flight operations on board the USS Essex before the carrier was attacked by a Japanese kamikaze aircraft (later that same day). Men loading ammunition belt in U.S. Navy F6F Hellcat aircraft. Twin 40 inches guns, manned by the crew. A crew member in the foreground looks skyward. Another uses binoculars. 5" gun trained skyward. 'Fox Trot' flag two-blocked. Airplanes warm up on the deck aboard the aircraft carrier. F6F taxis for take off. Damaged U.S. Navy SB2C Helldiver parked in the background. An airplane on fire on the deck edge.
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